Monthly Archives: February 2015

BUSTING AUTOMOTIVE MYTHS IN ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO

Myths passed around our Albuquerque New Mexico community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the sedans of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. Let’s examine a couple of the more popular rants and look at the truth behind them. The first one is that the chassis no longer needs lubrication for suspension, steering and the driveline. They declare that anyone who has charged you for lubrication is a charlatan. The truth on which this myth is based is that many new cars come from the factory with sealed joints and cannot be greased. However, there are still some grease points on many cars around Albuquerque. A grease fitting may have been installed in conjunction with a repair. And most trucks and truc ... read more

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FUEL SAVING TIP: CAR WEIGHT AND YOUR NEW MEXICO DRIVING

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from here to Peralta knows this makes sense. Some of us in the Peralta area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I’m not talkin’ what you see in the mirror. Guys; sports equipment and tools. Ladies; well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about forty-five pounds of French fries on the floor. All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and Peralta, and everywhere else. Lose the junk and save some money. …And you really only need one of those spare tires

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THE EASY WAY TO SAVE CASH IN ALBUQUERQUE

The hottest New Mexico news story may be different everyday, but there’s one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Albuquerque. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things Albuquerque auto owners can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the Bernalillo environment. You can really improve your fuel economy by how you drive – but first, here’s a review of things you can do for your car that’ll save gas no matter how you drive. The first one for Albuquerque motorists is keeping tires properly inflated. That can save two miles per gallon. Driving on low tires is like driving through sand – your car just has to work harder. Most Albuquerque service centers will fill up your tires for free, so just ask your Jim’s Automotivetech. Also, make a habit of checking your tire pressure whenever you fill up. Many Albuquerque gas stations have an air hose you can us ... read more

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THE RIGHT FLUIDS FOR YOUR VEHICLE

THE RIGHT FLUIDS FOR YOUR VEHICLE

Albuquerque motorists’ current vehicles have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids. It’s vital for Albuquerque auto owners to always use the right type of fluid for their sedan. Your service advisor and your owner’s manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of fluid your vehicle needs. Improper fluids can damage your vehicle and void your warranty. Some of the fluids that have changed significantly in recent years are cooling system fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid and motor oil. Each of these comes in many varieties now, and it’s critical to know exactly which one your sedan needs. Cooling systems were once made of iron, steel and rubber. One coolant could be used to protect all of these materials. But new c ... read more

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SAVE ON SELECT NAPA AIR FILTERS

SAVE ON SELECT NAPA AIR FILTERS

$20 and $10 Instant Rebates There has never been a better time to protect your vehicle’s engine and improve its performance! Now through April 30, you can save money doing this at Jim’s Automotive, your participating NAPA AutoCare Center. Save $20 instantly on the installation of a Napa Gold Air Filter or save $10 instantly on the installation of a Pro Select Air Filter when you add to to this service to your next oil change. Make your next appointment today at Jim’s Automotive, your neighborhood NAPA Auto Care Center

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